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Rapid City Council cuts over $200,000 from fire department budget
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The Rapid City Council this week cut an additional $54,000 from the city's fire department budget. This is on top of an earlier proposed cut of $194,000. Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender says the department's equipment budget will take the hit. The city will no...
September 19, 2018

South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds pays tribute to David Fischer
STURGIS, S.D. – South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds gave tribute to a fallen Sturgis firefighter this week on the floor of the Senate. Rounds says David Fischer exemplified what it meant to serve others. "As a soldier, firefighter and first responder, Dave spent over half hi...
September 18, 2018

State settles brutality case against Highway Patrol trooper
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The state of South Dakota will pay $100,000 to settle a police brutality case brought against a Highway Patrol trooper who slammed a defenseless man into the floor of a garage. The Argus Leader reports Trooper Cody Jansen claimed that Troy Rokusek was resisti...
September 18, 2018

Wyoming man struck and killed in construction zone
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - A 42-year-old Wyoming man whose pickup truck ran out of gas was struck and killed while trying to flag down help in a construction zone on Interstate 25 in eastern Wyoming. The Wyoming Highway Patrol says the crash happened at around 8 p.m. on Sept. 13 about 11 ...
September 18, 2018

US appeals court overturns South Dakota child removal ruling
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit rendered an opinion in favor of The Department of Social Services (DSS) and other state defendants Friday. The opinion overturns the district court's prior orders which granted partial summary judgment and declar...
September 18, 2018

Sturgis to apply for grant to build more bike paths
STURGIS, S.D. – Sturgis has applied for a South Dakota Department of Transportation Grant that would help them build a bike path to connect an existing trail to the city’s proposed trail system. The city is working with the group Black Hills Trails and the Forest Ser...
September 18, 2018

Police seek public help in investigating burglaries, theft of firearms
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Rapid City police are currently working to investigate several burglaries involving what are believed to be the same suspects. Two male suspects are believed responsible for burglarizing two Rapid City residences, stealing a vehicle, and making off with four st...
September 18, 2018

Pennington County jail inmate transported to hospital dies
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Richard Zimmerman, 31, of Rapid City was pronounced deceased at Rapid City Regional Hospital after becoming unresponsive while at the jail, Saturday, September 15, 2018. Zimmerman was arrested on a parole violation by the Department of Corrections on Friday, S...
September 17, 2018

Matthews named recipient of prestigious Tom Brokaw Award
STURGIS, SD – Award winning KBHB Radio program, news and sports director Gary Matthews has been selected to receive the Tom Brokaw Award that recognizes excellence in broadcasting. Presented in a cooperative effort between the South Dakota Broadcasters Association (SDBA) a...
September 17, 2018

Long Draw prescribed fire planned for Tuesday
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Black Hills National Forest Central Zone Fire is planning to ignite 116 acres on the Long Draw project on Tuesday, September 18, weather permitting. This project is located approximately 5 miles west of Hill City, SD near Newton Fork Road, south of Reno Gulch ...
September 17, 2018

State will investigate trooper shooting in South Dakota
VERMILLION, S.D. - The South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation will investigate a trooper-involved shooting. Attorney General Marty Jackley said Monday in a statement that the Highway Patrol requested the investigation following Sunday's shooting during a traffic stop. ...
September 17, 2018

Air Force to hold exercise in Northern Plains training area
RAPID CITY, S.D. - The Air Force is planning another training session next month in the massive Powder River Training Complex over the Northern Plains. The Combat Raider exercise is scheduled for three days beginning Oct. 16. It will involve several different types of military a...
September 17, 2018

Deputy dives into ditch to avoid suspected drunken driver
VIBORG, S.D. - The Highway Patrol says a sheriff's deputy dove into an interstate ditch in southeastern South Dakota to avoid being struck by a drunken driver who slammed into the back of his patrol car. The patrol says the Turner County deputy was working a motorcycle crash on...
September 17, 2018

Meade Education Association to revisit techer salary demands in spring
STURGIS, S.D. – The Meade Education Association is deciding to wait until next year to demand a fairer salary structure for the district’s teachers. That’s according to a letter released this past week from the Association. Teachers and the Meade 46-1 School D...
September 17, 2018

Great Plains Fire reports two fires Sunday
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Great Plains Fire Dispatch says fire crews knocked down a 2-acre fire northwest of Pringle Sunday. The Carroll Fire was reported around 10:50 a.m. along Carroll Road. Local, state and federal resources responded and the fire was contained just after 5:30 Sund...
September 17, 2018


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